OJ loses bid for new trial in Las Vegas

November 7, 2008 10:23:35 AM PST
A judge in Las Vegas has rejected O.J. Simpson's bid for a new trial in the robbery of two sports memorabilia collectors.Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass said Friday the issues raised by lawyers for Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart don't merit a second trial.

Glass acknowledged during a hearing that the ruling paves the way for Simpson and Stewart to appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court.

Simpson and Stewart are scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 5. They face up to life in state prison. Both were convicted Oct. 3 of 12 charges, including armed robbery and kidnapping, in a hotel room confrontation last year with two sports memorabilia dealers.

Stewart's lawyer, Brent Bryson, alleged misconduct by the jury foreman.